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  1. 1. Handicap? - 1.6 2. Right or left hand golfer? - Right 3. Current wedges and setup? 50, 55, 61: Sub70 JB Raw with KBS Tour 130x SSx2 4. Why do you want to be fit for TaylorMade MG3 wedges? My last fitting landed me in a set of P770s and I love them. I spent years never playing TaylorMade equipment and have been growing to love them more and more. However, while I firmly believe in the importance of short game fittings, I am leery of trusting such a big part of my game to the average fitter, so to be able to marry my growing affinity for TaylorMade equipment with a world class fitting at The Kingdom would be a dream. 5. Are you available to be on site 8/30/2021 through 9/1/2021? Yes 6. Will you be able to provide your own transportation to and from Reynolds Lake and East Lake Golf Club? Yes 7. Are you willing to post high quality photos in the forum, write an in depth review of the experience, and possibly be featured on GolfWRX or TaylorMade social media posts? Absolutely
  2. Having done both, go with the tour van. Both fittings are basically the same thing but the tour van will come without Club Champion's ridiculous pricing and tactics. Plus with a tour van, if they have something used that fits you can do that and save some money. I actually got fit at 2nd swing by a guy who used to work for CC so yeah...same exact thing but I didn't get some guy trying to convince me to buy a $2500 set of irons.
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    Sub 70 Clubs

    Anyone with experience with either the Pro Tour Fairway and/or 949x Pro Hybrid? Especially in regards to spin. I currently have a BioCell+ 3 wood and notice it tends to hit and spin back on the fairway. And that's with an X-stiff Matrix Red Tie. I don't want 20 yards of roll out but it'd be nice for it to not stick like a 8 iron when landing.
  4. Took my first spin with with the LD today for 9 holes. I'm a higher speed player but nothing crazy. 110-115 driver ss and about 93 mph with a 6i. The LD is definitely longer across the board for me. A few yards in the driver and about half a club in irons. The most important thing was how consistently I got my yardage. Anyone with too high of spin knows the struggle of trying to add a bit extra to a swing only to fall short due to spin. The LD seemed to take that edge off and allow me to go full bore or back off to hit my numbers. I haven't enjoyed playing a ball this much since the old B330. The current BX feels nice and is long off the driver but irons tend to spin too much for me. The LD firm but not off putting. If you've played Srixon XV, V1X or MTB-X then you'll have no issues with the feel. They're no firmer than any other high compression ball. I've read some reviews saying it's "loud." I don't know why some say this, its no more loud than most balls I've played. Short game spin was good too. I had no issues getting it to check when I wanted to. Overall, of you've played higher compression balls and have no issues then keep the LD in mind. Especially if you've struggled with spin. It undoubtedly shaves off more spin than any other ball I've played since the B330.
  5. Anyone have insight into Philmont and Spring Mill? Which one may be better? I'm only 36 and would prefer a membership with an age range close to that. I don't want a frat house but also don't want to be in a senior dominated club. Also I have a couple young kids so pace of play is big for me. I'd love to be able to just show up, play a quick 9 a few times a week and be home for the family. Both are close to me and decent rates. I haven't played either but am getting a bit tired of the long public rounds in the area these days.
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    Sub 70 Clubs

    Feel wise, having played vokeys for years, these are much softer than vokeys. Really not even close but they are forged vs a cast Vokey. I don't have spin numbers but these have great bite. However, keep in mind, my previous wedges were years old and worn. So in comparison to those almost any wedge will have great spin. That said I can get these to bite in a way I haven't done in a while. I even ripped back a lofted chip from a hill with my lob last round. I actually hit it too far and my old wedge would have rolled off the back but instead it pulled back, likely due to the high spin and steep decent angle.
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    Sub 70 Clubs

    Here are the 50, 54 (bent to 55), and 62 (bent to 61). The wedges came in mint condition, the marks are all from my own use. As for seeing the grind, not sure what you can tell from the pictures but I like to have my lob sit close to the ground as my home course is usually firm and I like to sweep right under. I liked my previous Tour Trustys because the notch in the back allowed the club to get really close to the ground but I had zero issues doing this with the JB. Sat just as nice. 50 & 54 have a straighter leading edge as you can tell. Hope that helps.
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    Sub 70 Clubs

    Had my first round with a new set of JB raw wedges yesterday. I immediately loved them. Sub70 is right, they are super soft. The grind was great, very versatile. Plus, the customization and customer service is fantastic. If I didn't already get a new set of P770s a couple months ago, I would have absolutely given their irons a run. Also, their pictures didn't do them justice. I love classic clean looks, usually steering towards mizuno or titleist before changing to the new P770s. I was worried the wedges would be closer to a PXG look but they're a much classier look in person. I know I'll be in need of a new hybrid in the near future and I don't think I'll look beyond their Pro hybrid. Keep it up Sub70!
  9. What part of the hand hurts? I ask because I recently have been battling left wrist/hand pain (as a right hander). Mine has been on the outer side of my wrist and hand. I was doing research to figure out why and what to do, and it turns out the location of the pain can indicate the problem.
  10. Hey everyone, I'm looking at getting some new wedges to replace my old Tour Trustys and am looking for input comparing the Cobra MIMs and Mizuno T20's. No local shop near me carries either so I can't test in person. I've used the Tour Trustys for years and have zero complaints so initially I was going to just order some MIMs but have always enjoyed Mizuno's work as well and am intrigued by them. Anyone who has hit either have any input?
  11. I know this is about custom work but what's your opinion of stock clubs? I just picked up a set of p770s. I'm average as can be and standard specs typically fit well and KBS Tour 130x happens to be my best shaft so I just picked up a set that was available to me. I don't see any sloppy work but I always worry about loft, lie, and sw on clubs I haven't had inspected. I'll likely get them checked out anyway but figured I'd ask about their stock work vs custom.
  12. Will this apply to retail shops as well? I don't ever personalize and Maple Hill said the lead time is about 5 weeks. I'd rather just swing in to a Golf Galaxy or Dicks and grab them on my way home one day. No sense in waiting 5 weeks if you don't want personalization.
  13. Recently putted with Scotty's, Bettis, and Mizuno's the same day. The gear head in me badly wanted a Betti, then maybe Scotty just because, ya know, Scotty. What did I end up with? Huntington Beach Premier 3. Feel wise the HB may have been the best. Soft but very solid. Was beautifully balanced. I loved the weight. SOFT worked as marketed on mishits. Then I saw the price tag and it was a no brainer. The premier looks awesome too.
  14. If you have the time, watch some of TXG's videos on putter fitting. After watching their videos, especially the Q&A love fitting that's over an hour long, you'll learn more than working with most fitters, minus the hard data from SAM or quintic.
  15. I'm very open to reasonable offers on the tours, fellas. Offer away and let's see if we can work something out.
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